No assessment has been made by DCMS on the effectiveness of the Big Lottery Fund’s outreach strategy in Wirral. This is an internal operational matter for the Big Lottery Fund.
I have asked Peter Wanless, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund, to write to my hon. Friend on this matter.
My Department does not collect data on the number of applications made to lottery distributing bodies and could obtain the information only at disproportionate cost, so no such estimate has been made. All lottery distributors are directed to make guidance on how to apply for lottery funds widely available.